COVID-19 Farmer Stories: Better Together CSA

  Farmers have always been reliant on friends and neighbors to help out during hard times. With the COVID-19 pandemic shifting market outlets, halting sales to schools and restaurants, and drastically changing the landscape of local farmers markets, members of the Rio Grande Farmers Coalition jumped to action to create an aggregated, farmer-run Community Supported […]

COVID-19 Farmer Stories: Tianna Neal, Keysville, Georgia

Located on several acres of the once renowned Boggs Academy, now Boggs Rural Life Center, in Burke County, Georgia, Starlit Roots is an organic vegetable farm in its first year of operation. Hoping to grow into a wholesale business that provides local schools with fresh produce for their students, Starlit Roots business has adjusted to […]

COVID-19 Farmer Stories: Haley Miyaoka, Honolulu, HI

  Haley Miyaoka owns and operates Ahiki Acres in Honolulu, HI, a quarter-acre diversified vegetable CSA, committed in mission to responsible land stewardship and increasing food security on Oahu. Haley is one of the many young farmers who has been forced to turn their business model on its head to meet the evolving needs of […]

Call on USDA to Make Direct Aid for Farmers Available to Local and Regional Producers!

USDA is preparing to distribute $16 billion in direct aid to producers who have experienced financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program are expected to be open in early May, but the program as currently designed may leave out thousands of farmers, including producers who sell into local and regional markets and […]

Young Farmers FY 2021 Appropriations Priorities

The National Young Farmers Coalition (“Young Farmers”) unites young farmers and ranchers to ensure a viable future for U.S. agriculture, and works with policymakers to address the most critical structural and economic barriers preventing motivated young people from building successful farming careers. We also recognize that the structural and economic issues that affect socially disadvantaged […]

Agriculture Resilience Act supports young farmers in fight against the climate crisis

  On February 26th, Representative Chellie Pingree (ME-01) introduced the Agriculture Resilience Act (H.R. 5861). This bill sets ambitious goals for reaching net zero emissions from agriculture by 2040 and would provide much-needed resources for farmers and ranchers as they work to reduce their carbon emissions and sequester carbon in their soils.  Congresswoman Pingree, who […]

Take the 2018 Pennsylvania Young Farmers Survey!

Are you a young farmer in Pennsylvania? Take the NYFC 2018 PA Young Farmers Survey today! NYFC is building farmer-led change, and we want to be sure your voice is heard in shaping the policies and programs that impact you. We will use the results to create a platform to inform policy makers, technical assistance […]

Letter from a farmer: Open letter to Congressman Austin Scott (R-Ga)

The following is a letter written by NYFC member farmer, Clay Oliver, of Oliver Farm in Pitts, Georgia to U.S. Representative Austin Scott (R-Ga-08). Congress meets next week to finalize the 2018 Farm Bill, so now is the time to send a letter to your Representatives in support of programs young farmers and ranchers rely […]

RELEASE: New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Working Farm Protection Act into Law

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact:​ Kate Bittman, / 917.915.3350  New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo Signs Working Farm Protection Act into Law Bill A.10301-B, S.8362-A strengthens New York’s farmland protection program by making working farm easements permanently eligible for funding Albany, NY (August 2, 2018) – The National Young Farmers Coalition, together with its five […]

NYFC Gains Traction in New York Land Access Campaign

In New York State, NYFC has been advocating for the expanded use of working farm easements that not only protect the land, but also the farmer, by keeping land affordable and in farmer ownership. We recently had two significant successes in this effort. For the first time ever, easements that protect farmer ownership were made […]